Santa Clara University

Study Abroad

Application - For Exchange Students Only


This online application is ONLY for undergraduate, non-degree seeking students from the approved institutions that are part of Santa Clara's Direct Exchange Program. All other undergraduate degree-seeking international students who wish to be admitted to Santa Clara University are required to apply through the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Graduate degree-seeking international students must apply through their respective graduate schools at SCU.

Exchange students must be approved by their home university study abroad office before completing this online application for Santa Clara University. After you've completed and submitted the online application form below, you need to click on the link below for further instructions.

  Fall applicants - April 15th; Spring applicants - October 15th.
Application - Exchange Students Only
I. Student Information

Surname / Family Name*

First Name*

Preferred First Name

What name do you want us to call you (if any)?

Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)*


Female    Male    

Passport Number

Passport Country of Issue

Passport Expiration Date (MM/DD/YYYY)

II. Student Contact Information


Mailing Address*

Please provide a complete mailing address where your admission and immigration documents will be sent.


Please include your country code.

Country of Citizenship*

III. Emergency Contact Information


Name of Primary emergency contact.

Email Address

Email address of primary contact

Phone number

Phone number of Primary Contact

IV. Exchange University

Your Home University*

Advisor's Full Name*

Please indicate the full name of the Exchange Program Coordinator or your study abroad advisor at your home university.

Advisor's Email*

Advisor's Phone

Advisor's Mailing Address*

Have you received the approval of your advisor?*

V. Academic Background

Term(s) Applying*

Fall(September - December)
Winter (January - March)
Spring (April - June)
Full Year (September - June)
Full Year (January - December)
Full Year (April - March)

Year Starting*

Academic Interest*

College of Arts & Science
Leavey School of Business
School of Engineering

Major (Area of Studies)*

VI. Proposed Curriculum

Pelase list the courses you are interested in taking while at Santa Clara University. A full load of courses at Santa Clara consistes of 12 - 15 units, normally four academic classes per quarter. J-1 Visa students are required to be enrolled in at least 12 units Course listings are on the Santa Clara University Registrar's website:

This is not an official registration. You will register on campus after your arrival. Please indicate which courses you MUST take due to requirements at your institution.

Please list the proposed courses with Course - Number - Title   (e.g. ECON 1 - 80174 - Principles of Microeconomics)

Course 1*

Course 2*

Course 3*

Course 4*

Alternate Course 1*

Alternate Course 2*

VII. Housing Preference

Which housing options do you prefer?*

On-Campus Housing (application required)
Off-Campus Housing (self-arranged)

Please read the Housing Options website ( before making your preference.

VIII. Essay

Why do you want to study at Santa Clara University as part of the Exchange Program?*

What do you see as challenges for you in studying in the United States and specifically Santa Clara University?*

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